Let Your Love Flow
"Let Your Love Flow" is a perfect quick read packed full with emotions and life lessons from start until finished. Brianna was the queen of her school, ruled with an iron fist alongside Kyla, who only wanted a friend but instead got a bully.
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St Nick gave her the greatest gift of them all, a fresh start. From there, no one knew--or in Jill's case believed--who she was, allowing her to learn and grow inside the shelter, meeting people from all walks of life, including a single mom like ones she uses to pick on and the brother of her favorite target, Kyla. She learned how to give thanks and listen and hold compassion for everyone, even gather the courage to apologize and would rather live life as less than "perfect" to make up for her past than die a horrible person.
I absolutely love the tie between her allowing love in her heart and her injuries healing. Everytime she thanked somebody, helped out, or put others ahead of herself, an injury healed while her actual body seemed to improve as well. When her soul grew, it pushed the evil--the injuries marring her--out. Kyla not forgiving her was a great touch, really added to the realism. Some might have had her forgive Brie's apology after their near death experience, but Kyla didn't. She woke up to the abuse she suffered and got to speak her truth, finally cutting the cord after both said what they needed to say. The long-lost uncle at the end seemed a bit shoe-horned in, but it also added to the heightened emotions with Brie's decision to be reborn.
Richard, to me, seemed like the person she was meant to meet, same could be said about the single mother, but it seemed like Richard truly made that final push. Between his story and being Kyla's brother along with finding out how others saw her from the outside, she gave her the courage to apologize, to see herself as well. I do hope they were able to keep in touch after the fact.
There were some issues with punctuation and formatting, but it can easily be fixed in edits. Another thing that took me out of the story at times was how it head-hopped, like the narration wasn't sure if it wanted to be third limited or third omniscient, but for me, the story was so strong that I still lost myself in it despite that. All of it can be fixed though.
It's still a must read, a perfect weekend read to break a reading slump. I'd totally recommend to those who love a great redemption story.